AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - Doctor Elisabeth Hardy is Aiken County Public School District's Teacher of the Year. (Though the real winners here are definitely her students!)
Doctor Hardy has been an educator for the past 23 years. She teaches at North Augusta High School.
"We are blessed to have her," stated North Augusta High Principal John Murphy. "The impact she has had on our students is second to none."
"Dr. Hardy has taught students at all learning levels, from at-risk students to the highest of achievers," added North Augusta High Assistant Principal Paige Day. "She really has a heart for students that need her extra help."
Dr. Hardy says that she and many others like her are simply born to teach.
"Teachers are born, not made. I firmly believe this. Teachers do not teach for the accolades or the promise of riches and fame," she says.
Bob Richards Automotive is giving Dr. Hardy a new car to thank her for all her hard work. She'll get to choose a Toyota Camry, a Nissan Altima or a Chrysler 200.